This Day in History: Oct. 30

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Henry VII

1485 – Henry Tudor crowned king of England. Henry Tudor, who was crowned Henry VII on this day in 1485, founded the Tudor dynasty, ended the Wars of the Roses, used his children’s marriages to build alliances, and signed treaties that increased England‘s power.

Muhammad Ali

1974 – Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle,” regaining the world heavyweight boxing title.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1922–91

1961 – The Soviets detonated Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya island in the Arctic Ocean; the largest nuclear weapon ever set off, it produced the most powerful human-made explosion ever recorded.

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